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why so many 'cops' in DC with revolvers

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by wtr100, Oct 10, 2012.

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  1. wojownik

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    <chuckle> Two years ago, I decided to play with my good old S&W Model 65 3-inch during an IDPA match (just to change things up from my usual Sig P229 or P228). My final score was around 279 in SSR, while by comparison I'd been averaging around the 240s with my Sigs in SSP.

    So, I don't think you even have to be an "expert" wheelgunner to acquit yourself fairly well in IDPA in relation to stock service pistols.

    Another fellow shooting SSR that day just blew the other SSP scores away day ... around 200, while the best SSP score was around 225. His quiet smile said it all.
     
  2. mortablunt

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    All the government guys carry Sig, Glock, or Beretta. It's private guys who get the revolvers. This reminds me of when I was there close to 2 years ago and they had guys out with M4a1's. The guy had it on fully automatic, loaded, round probably in the chamber, and just hanging from his neck by a sling.
     
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    If you can do that, then keep doing it. At our club with about 80 or so shooters per match, I don't think I've ever seen the SSR/ESR scores really come close to ESP/SSP. That may be skewed a bit because we only have a couple of revolver shooters and we have several Master and a number of Expert semi-auto guys shooting. Most of our club matches the best SSR score might be 225-ish (8 stages) but the Sharpshooter ESP/SSP scores will be down around 130-150.
    I'm not knocking wheelguns, mind you, I shoot ICORE too. In my experience and I think in most other's though, you can get a lot more hits per minute with a semi-auto than with a wheelgun.
     
  4. brickeyee

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    DC's old law defined ANY gun that could accept a large magazine as a machine gun.

    What it had IN IT did not matter.

    What it could accept did.
     
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    I visited the Holocaust Museum in around the same time frame. They looked like they had about a reinforced platoon inside, outside, static and roving. The Special Police Officers themselves looked like all the other armed security guards I'd seen in DC, but they seemed to have a serious security plan in place there. (Of course, as I was leaving I noted that they'd had one of the SPO's killed on the job by some nut case a few years ago, so that level of security isn't just there for the fun of it.)
     
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